Lockport Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT

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Lockport Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT

(WKBW release) A 38-year-old Lockport man was arrested by New York State Police on Monday on two charges of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Robert J. Sawmiller was arraigned before City of Lockport Judge William J. Watson and remanded to the Niagara County Jail.

Authorities allege that Sawmiller had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 11, and that a second child was in the same room at the time of the alleged abuse.